Had a great Halloween conversation with the fine folks at the Scary Stuff Podcast—talking about my literary hero Ray Bradbury in general and his classic novel Something Wicked This Way Comes in particular. We also talk about the DeMultiverse Kickstarter (of course!) and my appropriately spooky novella, The Excavator. You can listen right here.
SEMI-REGULAR MUSINGS FROM THE SEMI-REGULAR MIND OF WRITER J.M. DeMATTEIS
Monday, October 31, 2022
Thursday, October 27, 2022
The DeMultiverse Kickstarter hit the two week mark on Tuesday and yesterday we smashed through the $40,000.00 barrier. The more money we bring in, the more solid the future becomes for our four new titles: Anyman, Layla in the Lands of After, Godsend, and Wisdom. Deep thanks to everyone who's come on the journey with us so far and we hope more of you will join us in the next two weeks.
Remember: If you support all four books, or buy the DeMultiverse collection, you get to vote on which on these titles goes to series first!
Oh, and that image up above? That's my JLI cohort Kevin Maguire's alternate cover for Anyman. Thanks, Kevin!
Meanwhile, on Twitch: I had a wonderful conversation with my amazing daughter Katie and her cohorts at Amateur(ish) Productions. We talked about the DeMultiverse, my novella, The Excavator, the wonders of the creative process, and more. You can listen right here.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
The DeMultiverse PR blitz continues, first with Jace of the Comic Source podcast (you can listen right here)...
...and then with Scott Larson of the Visitations podcast, which you can watch below. More to come!
WEEK ONE UPDATE!
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Spellbound Comics head honcho David Baldy and I talked to the fine folks at the Explain Yourself podcast about the DeMultiverse Kickstarter...and other things. You can watch the interview below. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
THE NEXT STEP!
A big THANK YOU for helping us reach our Kickstarter funding goal yesterday in about six hours. We couldn't have done it without you!
Second, that goal was intentionally set VERY low, just to ensure we got funded and to put everyone's minds at ease that this will be published, and you WILL get these books. But now the real work comes in…
We need this campaign to get MUCH higher for this project to break even, and to ensure one or more of these titles will continue past this campaign. The costs to produce four top quality books with experienced professionals handling every facet is about four times where we're at now.
If you could continue sharing, telling friends, gifting copies—it's ALL appreciated. Thank you again for all you've done, and for all you continue to do. Creating a new comic book universe requires a team, and all of you are important members of it. We, and Godsend, thank you.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
THE DeMULTIVERSE IS LIVE!
The DeMultiverse is LIVE right now on Kickstarter and the Spellbound Comics website!
And while you're at it, feast your eyes on this extraordinary Liam Sharp cover for the DeMultiverse collected edition.
You can also click here and read my interview with CBR, doing a deep-dive into the project. If you'd rather watch than read, here, for your listening and dancing pleasure, is a video that gives an overview.
Words can't express how excited I am about the DeMultiverse. I hope you'll come along with us on this amazing journey!
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Available to preorder this Tuesday, October 11th @12p Eastern on Kickstarter and the Spellbound Comics site.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN
Friday, October 7, 2022
Time to reveal a couple of DeMultiverse covers! First up: Shawn McManus's beautiful cover for Layla in the Lands of After—our all-ages fantasy about the wonders and dangers of the afterlife.
Next up is Matthew Dow Smith's cover for the first issue of Godsend—the tale of a blue god whose appearance throws the world into a frenzy and utterly shatters one man's grip on reality.
We've got more cover reveals coming up—not just by our four main artists, but four superstars who are doing alternate covers, and another major talent who's providing the cover for our DeMultiverse collected edition.
Our campaign launches October 11th at noon Eastern—on both Kickstarter and the Spellbound Comics website. Come along for the journey. We can't do it without you!
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Had another great conversation with Duy Tano of The Comics Cube podcast, talking about our Spellbound Comics DeMultiverse Kickstarter, Ben Reilly, The Lost Hunt, and other fun things. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
We're one week away from the launch of the DeMultiverse Kickstarter, courtesy of the wise and wonderful folks at Spellbound Comics!
We launch at noon Eastern on Tuesday, October 11th. Please come join us on this amazing journey. We can't do it without you.
The official Spellbound announcement is embedded below, for your listening and dancing pleasure!